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  • Alfonso Iannelli and the Studios

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Jan – 26 Apr, 2014
    This ArchiTech Gallery show outlines the design process of the artist, sculptor, and designer Alfonso Iannelli, showing early sketches and ideas from the Los Angeles roots through the Chicago phase and finally to the Park Ridge studio decades.

    Until recently, Alfonso Iannelli remained a fringe figure in scholarship about American design history. Today, that's changed to include his name among the first rank of Twentieth-Century designers.

    Like Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes, Iannelli was a major figure in industrial design and he either worked alongside or knew architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and Erich Mendelsohn or companies Sunbeam, Oster and Prudential. He also was one of the major sculptor/architects who created works for Chicago's World's Fair of 1933.

    Even though Iannelli Studios in suburban Chicago's Park Ridge was a major company in the years before World War II, the name of Alfonso Iannelli was virtually forgotten after his death in 1965. But because his archives and remaining artworks were still considered important by a few historians, the Chicago Architecture Foundation saved the contents of his studio in Chicago's Glessner House on Prairie Avenue. There, they remained until they were acquired by a major art gallery and the upward climb of Iannelli's reputation today.

    ArchiTech Gallery acquired the bulk of Iannelli's archives shortly after opening in Chicago's River North gallery district fifteen years ago. The gallery's director and owner, David Jameson, published "Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design," which helped cement Iannelli's reputation as the creator of sculptures, illustrations and architectural decorations as well as modern appliance design through the Twentieth Century.

    ArchiTech Gallery exhibits these design and architecture works in a special show and sale of original material opening January 3rd and continuing through April 26th, 2014.


    Dates: 03 – 15 Jan, 2014

    Dissertation titles in art history and visual studies from American and Canadian institutions, both completed and in progress, are published annually in caa.reviews, making them available through web searches. PhD-granting institutions may send a list of their doctoral students’ dissertation titles for 2013 to dissertations@collegeart.org. The complete Dissertation Submission Guidelines regarding the format of listings are now available. CAA does not accept listings from individuals. Improperly formatted lists will be returned to sender. For more information, please write to the above email address or visit the guidelines page. Deadline: January 15, 2014.

  • 2014 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture

    Deerfield | Dates: 03 Jan – 07 Feb, 2014

    Historic Deerfield, Inc. announces its
    2014 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture

    Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture.  Undergraduates who will be enrolled as either juniors or seniors as of January 1, 2014 are eligible for 7 openings in the program, which is designed for undergraduate students in American Studies, Architecture, Archeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, Material Culture, Preservation and Museum Studies.

    This unique residential living-and-learning opportunity takes place at Historic Deerfield, in Deerfield, Massachusetts.  Each participant receives a full fellowship that covers all expenses associated with the program, including tuition, room and board, and field trips. A limited number of stipends are awarded to students with demonstrated need to help cover lost summer income.

    Program dates: The 2014 program begins June 9 and ends August 10.  Applications are now being accepted online at www.historic-deerfield.org/sfp

    Application deadline:  February 7, 2014. Notification of acceptances will be announced in early March.

    Contact: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic 

    Programs, Historic Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield MA 01342

       Phone: (413) 775-7207

       Email: bmathews@historic-deerfield.org

       Website: http://www.historic-deerfield.org/sfp


  • Charlemagne after Charlemagne

    Paris | Dates: 03 Jan – 10 Feb, 2014

    Charlemagne after Charlemagne
    11th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)

    Deadline: Feb 10, 2014

    Call for Papers
    Location: Paris, France

    Dates: Thursday June 26th - Saturday June 28th 2014 Keynote speaker: Dominique Boutet Deadline for submissions: February 10th 2014

    The International Medieval Society Paris (IMS-Paris) invites paper proposals and session themes for its upcoming symposium centered on “Charlemagne after Charlemagne.”

    A looming presence during the Middle Ages and beyond, this Frankish king and emperor, who died in 814, had a cultural afterlife that far exceeded any other medieval historical figure. The symposium for 2014 seeks to examine the medieval reception (and representation) of Charlemagne on the 1200th anniversary of his death, as he became a model sovereign, a literary personage, and a saint. The holy emperor was venerated in a complex though limited manner, resulting in the elaboration of a distinct hagiographical discourse and the composition of a liturgical office.

    The literary fortunes of Charlemagne, highlighted as early as 1865 by Gaston Paris, experienced multiple permutations. Latin and vernacular literature (French, Italian, German, English, etc.), produced divergent associations and separate developments, from historical works to chansons de geste. These literary representations went hand in hand with visual portrayals in manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, and architecture. Charlemagne was also conjured as a figure of pilgrimage and a founder (real or imagined) of monasteries, cities, and universities, attached to these institutions through stories and forged documents to which his name was affixed. The figure of Charlemagne served to construct and define an ideal, which was shaped and reshaped by different eras according to their respective needs.

    For its 2014 symposium, the International Medieval Society seeks to mark this anniversary through a reevaluation of Charlemagne’s legacy during the medieval period. Although the geographic area of France will be given priority, comparisons with other regional ‘Charlemagnes’ are certainly possible. We invite papers that deal with material from after Charlemagne’s death in 814 to the end of the Middle Ages.

    Proposals of 300 words or less (in English or French) for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to ims.paris.2014@gmail.com no later than February 10th 2014. Each should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of audiovisual equipment you require.

    Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly blind basis. The selection committee will notify applicants of its decision by e-mail by February 26th 2014.

    Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris web site. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for students, free for IMS-Paris members).

    The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organization that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars.  For the past ten years, the IMS has served as a centre for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work, or study.

    For more information about the IMS-Paris and the programme of last year’s symposium, please visit our website: www.ims-paris.org.

    IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize

    The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best graduate student paper proposal.

    Applications should consist of:

    1) symposium paper abstract/proposal

    2) current research project (Ph.D. dissertation research)

    3) names and contact information of two academic references

    The prizewinner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350 euros to support international travel/accommodations (within France, 150 euros) will be paid at the Symposium.

  • Terra Summer Residency Fellowships

    Giverny | Dates: 03 – 15 Jan, 2014

    Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

    These eight-week residential fellowships provide the opportunity to pursue individual work and research in a community of peers while being mentored by senior artists and scholars. Ten fellowships are awarded annually to doctoral students at an advanced stage of research and writing on pre-1980 American art and visual culture and to artists with a master’s degree. Candidates must be nominated by a professor at an academic institution. Fellows receive lodging, a $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for materials), and a contribution to travel costs. For more information, please visit http://www.terraamericanart.org/terra-summer-residency

  • Connecting Art Histories in the Museum, the Mediterranean, Asia and Europe

    Berlin | Dates: 03 – 15 Jan, 2014


    Call for Applications

    DOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE YEAR 2014 Deadline for applications: 15 January 2014

    The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut (KHI

    Florenz) and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMB) are pleased to announce a call for applications for up to three doctoral or postdoctoral fellowships within the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean, Asia and Europe', beginning approximately 1 April 2014.


    The fellowship program, directed by Hannah Baader und Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florenz) together with Michael Eissenhauer and Jörg Völlnagel (SMB), aims to strengthen the collaboration between museums and research institutes and to promote projects to be realized in close contact with the objects and collections of the SMB. The fellowships are open to scholars of art history (for example Asian, Byzantine, European and Islamic Arts) and related fields. We seek scholars whose work has a broad horizon and whose interests focus on the artistic and intercultural agency as well as the mobility of ideas, artists and artefacts within the framework and in relation to the program. This also includes research projects dedicated to its historiographical and museographical dimension.

    The fellowships will be located in the individual museums of the SMB.

    These are actually the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art; Stefan Weber), the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art; Klaas Ruitenbeek, Lilla Russell-Smith), and the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library and Collection of Photography; Moritz Wullen). At the same time the fellows will work as a research group, with joint seminars, workshops and conferences involving museum curators, international experts and scholars/fellows of the KHI Florenz and the 'Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices' program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. Working languages are German and English.

    Fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year. The fellowship (including travel expenses) follows the rules of the Max Planck Society. A second fellowship year will be considered upon presentation of the researcher's first year results.

    Applications in German or English language should include

    - a detailed cv

    - a research proposal (max. 5 pages)

    - a list of publications and one substantial writing sample

    - one letter of recommendation and the name of a second referee

    Please send your electronic application as one pdf file (max. 2 MB) by

    15 January 2014 to dirwolf@khi.fi.it

    The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and disabled persons.

  • CFP: ARRIS Journal of the Southeast Chapter of SAH

    Dates: 03 Jan – 15 Feb, 2014
    ARRIS is a peer‐reviewed journal published annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

    ARRIS is now soliciting papers for volume 25, to be published in fall 2014.

    The journal welcomes original scholarship on all aspects of the history of architecture and landscape. Papers should conform to the submission guidelines at:

    The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.

    Papers will be blind‐reviewed and the authors notified by May 2014. Further information may be obtained by contacting arris@utk.edu or Gregor Kalas at gkalas@utk.edu.